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Google's new 'Tez' payments app uses ultrasound to send money

As previously rumoured, Google has announced a new mobile payments service aimed specifically at Indian consumers. The app is designed to replace cash and includes support for instantaneous transactions. They can be sent using ultrasound signals.

Reports: Google preparing 'Tez' mobile payments service for India

Google's planning to launch a new mobile payments service in India, according to local reports. The platform could arrive as early as next week and will include more options than Google Wallet and Android Pay, the company's current payment solutions.

Digital payments now more popular than cash

Digital payments are now popular than cash as app-based methods become more widely supported. Every major mobile operating system now comes with a built-in payment provider. Adoption amongst banks and retailers is also on the rise.

Small businesses adopting mobile payment technology

Smaller businesses need to fully realize the advantages of adopting digital technology and one growth area is with the adoption of mobile payment technology.

Mastercard's new credit card comes with a fingerprint sensor

Mastercard has announced what it's describing as a "new generation" of credit cards. The company has included biometric technology that adds a fingerprint to the card for additional security. It's used when verifying payments and replaces the PIN code.

Google teams up with PayPal to make Android Pay more useful

Google has announced a new partnership with PayPal that will see the popular online payments service integrated into Android Pay. Mobile payment users will be able to complete in-store transactions using their PayPal account, adding a new way to pay.

Mobile wallet use to rise during the upcoming holiday season

Mobile payments have been around for some time, but in the United States, they're expected to triple in 2016 to over $27 billion in mobile payment transactions, according to eMarketer.

Samsung Pay sees almost 100m transactions in its first year

Samsung Pay, the South Korean tech giant's mobile payments service, has just reached its one year anniversary. The service has proved to be popular with consumers in the US and Korea and is already very close to passing the 100 million transactions mark.

The new PayPal: No longer going it alone Special

Brooklyn - PayPal is well-known for processing payments — $600 million daily — but it has much loftier goals, according to its president and CEO Dan Schulman: it intends to become a multi-service, global financial behemoth.

'I'll pay with Google': Pay with your voice with new Google app

Google has announced a limited trial of a new mobile payments app that lets you pay for something in a store with nothing more than your voice. The system requires your phone to be present but doesn’t force you to pick it up.

Google announces plans to expand Android Pay into apps

An update to Android Pay today adds support for using the system to buy things from within apps. Google says it is the "next step" in developing Android Pay, now accepted in over 1 million locations across the U.S.

This Nebraska woman allegedly scammed Square out of $5.7 million

Omaha - Square has been doing quite well in the mobile payments business, and the company is on the edge of going public. As is expected, the company is allowing potential investors to examine the risks and uncertainties it has to contend with.

Banking with T-Mobile is in the cards

T-Mobile is hoping you will bank on their latest offering. The fourth largest provider of mobile services in the U.S. is now offering a Visa debit card with banking features.

PayPal launches mobile payment service in Asia

This week PayPal's Asia Pacific division took a leap forward in online payment system technology – one that could change the way you pay for nearly everything.

The push for mobile point-of-sale unites industry giants

The poise and promise of mobile payments continue to drive new partnerships across the vast commercial landscape of the United States.

Disaster strikes Apple at the point of sale

On Thursday, an ongoing technical glitch is costing Apple dearly at an untold number of its retail stores throughout the United States.

Point & Pay making major waves in mobile payments

If it's a name you're not yet familiar with in the fast-growing realm of mobile payments, that may change in dramatic fashion - and soon,

Visa clarifies mobile payments team controversy Special

On Friday, the NFC Times reported that Visa Global Head of Mobile Product Bill Gajda was relieved of his duties at the company.

Mobile payments leader supporting 'All Star Hoops' festival

The 2013 All Star Hoops Festival is getting some major support from an all star in the growing world of mobile payments.

NAB says mobile payments have fleas

Small businesses and entrepreneurs may be scratching their itch for mobile payments by adopting today's leading technologies, but they still have fleas - as in, flea markets.

Op-Ed: Mobile Payments — The top stories of July

It's been a busy summer of mobile payments industry news and developments and there's no indication the news cycle will slow any time soon.

Mobile payments bring taxi cabs into the 21st century

Taxi cabs have been cruising the United States helping passengers traverse the landscape for close to a century. And for most of that 100 year period, cash and coin have been the only compensation taxi drivers could accept.

North American Bancard's 'Point & Pay' flourishing in Florida

Whenever the need to pay a bill arises today, there always seems to be a convenient nearby solution made possible by mobile technology.

New study points to consumer preference for mobile payments

On Tuesday, customer engagement analytics firm Symphony EYC published the results of a fascinating new food-centric survey.

Amazon reportedly preparing a mobile payments solution

News came to light on Thursday that online retail giant Amazon may soon release a mobile payment solution for merchants and consumers.

Report: Mobile will be the king of all payment methods by 2018

On Tuesday, Javelin Strategy and Research sent a buzz through the world of mobile payments upon the publication of their annual retail point-of-sale update and forecast, a report which evaluates the actual and forecast changes in the retail POS market.

Square mobile payments losing steam at Starbucks

According to published reports that likely don't please the executives at mobile payments company Square, it looks like plenty of Starbucks baristas are having trouble completing transactions with Square's mobile payments solution.

Social media proves critical to mobile payments adoption Special

Mobile payments are growing in popularity and prevalence at a pace must faster than what even the most bullish analysts originally anticipated.

Pay-by-phone meter parking systems cropping up across the globe

In 2010 the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) in Washington D.C. initiated its new pay-by-phone parking system. The intent of this system was to eliminate the need for drivers to have change handy to feed into parking meters.

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